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dc.creatorWashington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Department of Earth
dc.creatorPlanetary Sciences
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-05T17:48:19Z
dc.date.available2023-06-05T17:48:19Z
dc.date.issued2002-03-21
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/58933
dc.descriptionPhotographs and details on Dar al Gani 400 from Washington University in St. Louis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
dc.relationOscar Monnig Papers (MS 124)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph.
dc.sourceSeries III, Box 06, Dar Al Gani 400, 2002 folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectDar al Gani meteorites
dc.subjectLunar meteorite
dc.subjectAnorthositic breccia
dc.titleDar al Gani 400 Hammadah al Hamra, Libya
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dc.description.transcriptionPhoto of the meteorite in the desert. Photo of sample for sale from http://www.volny.cz/sv-meteorites/MarsMoonHed/Moon%20Meteorites.htm from The Meteoritical Bulletin. No. 82 Dar al Gani 400 27°22.17'N 16°11.93'E Libya Found 1998 March 10 Lunar meteorite (anorthositic breccia) A 1.425 kg stone was found in Dar al Gani in the Libyan Sahara. Classification and description (J. Zipfel, MPI): the meteorite is partly covered with a brownish fusion crust; fresh surfaces are gray to dark gray; matrix is well consolidated; clasts include subophitic and fine-grained to microporphyritic impact-melt breccias, granulitic fragments, intergranularly recrystallized anorthosites, and mineral fragments; chemical and O isotope composition is characteristic of lunar highland meteorites (Zipfelet al., 1998b); abundances and composition of noble gases do not suggest a pairing with DaG 262 (Scherer et al., 1998b). For further details, see Zipfel et al. (1998b). Type specimen and two polished sections are with the MP: main mass with finder. References: Zipfel J.. Spettel B.. Palme H.. Wolf D.. Franchi I.. Sexton A. S.. Pillinger C. T.. and Bischoff A. (1998) Dar al Gani 400: Chemistry and petrology of the largest Lunar meteorite. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 33. A171. Bukovanska M.. Dobosi G.. Brandstätter F., and Kurat G. (1999) Dar al Gani 400: Petrology and geochemistry of some major lithologies. Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 34. A21. See also: http://www.labenne-meteorites.com/moon.htm Back to Lunar meteorites Last updated: 22 November 2000 Prepared by Randy L. Korotev e-mail: ilk@levee.wustl.edu


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